sponsored by ELEMIS and ShopStyle Collective.
As you guys already know, I’ve been traveling most of the past few weeks for Fashion Month…and after not being able to do so for so long, I almost forgot what it’s like to care for my skin while I’m on the road! Between the 8hr+ plane rides, packed work days of shows and presentations, and wearing makeup every day to look somewhat presentable — my skin was more than ready for a HUGE breather by the time I finally got back home. Today, I’m partnering with luxury skin care brand ELEMIS to share the products I’ve been using for my skin refresh! And a bonus for you: when you use promo code COCO20, you can get 20% off your ELEMIS purchase!
cleanse & exfoliate
I know that your first inclination may be to reach for the most intense scrub you can find, to slough off all of the evidence of late hotel nights and airplane hours from your face… but I’ve always been a huge believer in a gentle cleanser. Despite what you think, grainy scrubs can have a negative effect on your skin if not used carefully, leaving micro-tears that’ll scab and flake away the top layer of your skin, making it even drier! So what’s my pick for a gentle cleanser? I really love ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm — an oil based cleanser that eases makeup removal while nourishing my skin. For a gentle exfoliant, the Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads use lactic acid and probiotics to remove dead skin and accelerate skin cell turnover… all without the harsh beaded scrubbing effect of the cleanser you’re probably overusing right now!
double down on hydration
Now that you’re skin is squeaky clean and exfoliated, it’s time for some hydration! When my skin is feeling especially dry – like it does post-travel – I like to double up on moisturizing products, using both an oil and a cream. My face oil of choice is the ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil, which is just as incredible as it sounds! It’s a blend of nine superfood oils that’ll feed your skin, and the formula is super light so you know it won’t clog your pores. And then finally to top everything off, I wear the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 during the day, or the Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream at night… with a dab of the Eye Revive Mask for a little extra skin care love around my eyes!
Do you have a post-travel skin care routine that you swear by? If you don’t, now’s the time to start! Don’t forget to use promo code COCO20 to shop for your new ELEMIS skincare essentials xx